National Stadium (Kaohsiung)

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National Stadium
國家體育場
WorkdGame2009 Stadium completed.jpg
Former names 2009 The World Games Main Stadium (2009)
Location Zuoying, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
 Republic of China
Capacity 55,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened May 2009
Architect Toyo Ito
Tenants
World Games 2009
Website
www.nssac.gov.tw
National Stadium (Kaohsiung)
Chinese 國家體育場
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese 龍騰體育場

The National Stadium (Chinese: 國家體育場; pinyin: Guójiā Tǐyùchǎng; also named 龍騰體育場), formerly known as the World Games Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is currently the largest stadium in Taiwan in terms of capacity.

Completed in 2009, it is used mostly for football matches and it hosted the main events for the 2009 World Games. The stadium has a capacity of 55,000 people. Since the conclusion of the games, the stadium has been used for some Taiwanese football team matches.[dated info]

The stadium, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, makes use of solar energy to provide its power needs. [1] The stadium's semi spiral-shaped, like a dragon, is the first stadium in the world to provide power using solar energy technology. The solar panels covering the vast external face of the stadium are able to generate most of the power required for its own operation, as well as additional power that can be saved.

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The stadium is accessible within walking distance West from World Games Station of the Kaohsiung MRT.

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Coordinates: 22°42′10″N 120°17′42″E / 22.70278°N 120.29500°E / 22.70278; 120.29500